I'll probably make an image in photoshop every other day, since they're a bit of a pain to make. For now, wall of text.
The experiment is still in progress. It requires some more parts, however. I've taken a look at the ammo cartridge mentioned on the flash-drive I had someone recover from a friend. Poor Henri, got his jaw separated from his cranium... He always was a klutz.
Anyways. The parts I have so far are the ammo cartridge, which uses some weird miniature glowing sphere and a mysterious looking round. I have the main firing mechanism, which upon examination, bears SOME resemblance to a normal fire arm. It has the barrel, loading mechanism and all that jazz, but the place where the firing pin would be looks very odd. A few spinning gear-like objects are inside, and the glowing sphere aligns with them. I'll probably need some sort of "power cell" that's mentioned in the flash-drive.
This could be very promising. The weapons-modification data on a separate USB drive helped me look at installing part of an artifact into certain parts, making it more effective.
I hope to god that this thing works when it's completed.